Book Discussion Groups

It's a Crime!...a book discussion group for readers of murder, mayhem and mystery!

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   Our pick for March is 'Deep Dark Secrets' by Joy Ann Ribar.

     This is book 1 in the Deep Lakes series, set in Deep Lakes, Wisconsin.  Central Wisconsin small town personalities and rural idiosyncrasies combine to make this mystery a winter romp through a maze of deceptions and false leads.

Next meeting is Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 2:30 pm at the library.

If you would like to be added to 'It's a Crime!'  e-mail list, please call the library at 608-795-2104 or email mazlib [at] mazolibrary.org . We will alert you to any changes in the meeting schedule or other updates.

It's a Crime! Reading List:

  • The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly
  • A Grave Surprise – Michael Koryta
  • (The works of) Ruth Rendell
  • Haunting Rachel – Kay Hooper
  • Still Life with Crows – Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Fat Ollie’s Book – Ed McBain
  • Grave Surprise – Charlaine Harris
  • The Pardon – James Grippando
  • Skinwalkers – Tony Hillerman
  • The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett (Jan 2009)
  • Winter Study – Nevada Barr (Feb. 2009)
  • Winter Prey – John Sandford (March 2009)
  • Dead Hot Shot – Victoria Houston (April 2009)
  • Rum Punch – Elmore Leonard (May 2009)
  • Potshot – Robert B. Parker (June 2009)
  • Black Cherry Blues – James Lee Burke (July 2009)
  • Curse of the Spellmans – Lisa Lutz (Aug. 2009)
  • The Price of Blood – Declan Hughes (Sept. 2009)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving (Oct. 2009)
  • Blue Heaven – C.J. Box (Nov./Dec. 2009)
  • Sick Puppy – Carl Hiaasen (Jan. 2010)
  • The Five Orange Pips – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A Letter of Mary – Laurie King (Feb. 2010)
  • Forty Words for Sorrow – Giles Blunt (October 2011)
  • A Window in Copacabana – Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza (November 2011)
  • Dog On It – Spencer Quinn (January 2012)
  • Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny (February 2012)
  • Mistress of the Art of Death – Ariana Franklin (March 2012)
  • A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters (April 2012)
  • Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs (May 2012)
  • Indemnity Only - Sara Paretsky (June 2012)
  • Lost - Michael Robotham (July 2012)
  • In the Bleak Midwinter - Julia Spencer-Fleming (August 2012)
  • Dead of Night - Randy Wayne White (September 2012)
  • Christine Falls - Benjamin Black (October 2012)
  • The Lady in the Lake - Raymond Chandler (November 2012)
  • The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler (December 2012)
  • (skipped Jan. 2013)
  • The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey (February 2013)
  • A Murder is Announced - Agatha Christie (March 2013)
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (April 2013)
  • A Blunt Instrument - Georgette Heyer (May 2013)
  • The Black House - Peter May (June 2013)
  • Freeze Frame - Peter May (July 2013)
  • Carved in Bone - Jefferson Bass (August 2013)
  • The Terra Cotta Dog - Andrea Camilleri (September 2013)
  • The Body Farm - Patiricia Cornwell (October 2013)
  • Faithful Place - Tana French (November 2013)
  • Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop (December 2013)
  • Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard (January 2014)
  • Betrayal of Trust - J.A. Jance (February 2014)
  • Wicked City - Ace Atkins (March 2014)
  • Sense of Evil - Kay Hooper (April 2014)
  • The Edge - Dick Francis (May 2014)
  • And Justice There is None - Deborah Crombie (June 2014)
  • Storm Front - Richard Castle (July 2014)
  • Presumed Innocent - Scott Turow (August 2014)
  • The Hit - David Baldacci (Sept. 2014)
  • The Cold Moon - Jeffery Deaver (Oct. 2014)
  • Killing Grounds - Dana Stabenow (Nov. 2014)
  • Open Season - C.J. Box (Dec. 2014)
  • Thunder Bay - William Kent Krueger (Jan. 2015)
  • Dying on the Vine - Aaron J. Elkins (Feb. 2015)
  • The Watchman - Robert Crais (March 2015)
  • Along Came a Spider - James Patterson (April 2015)
  • The Territory - Tricia Fields (May 2015)
  • Stone Butterfly - James D. Doss (June 2015)
  • Why Kings Confess - C.S. Harris (July 2015)
  • The English Girl - Daniel SIlva (August 2015)
  • Bootlegger's Daughter - Margaret Maron (Sept. 2015)
  • Serpent's Tooth - Craig Johnson (Oct. 2015)
  • Degrees of Separation - Sue Henry (Nov. 2015)
  • Track of the Cat - Nevada Barr (Dec. 2015)
  • Transfer of Power - Vince Flynn (Jan. 2016)
  • The Storm Murders - John Farrow (Feb. 2016)
  • The Surgeon - Tess Gerritson (March 2016)
  • Murder in the White House - Margaret Truman (April 2016)
  • A Place of Safeety - Caroline Graham (May 2016)
  • The Lonely Silver Rain - John MacDonald (June 2016)
  • True Witness - Jo Bannister (July 2016)
  • By Its Cover - Donna Leon (Aug. 2016)
  • 1222 - Anne Holt (Sept. 2016)
  • The Rage - Gene Kerrigan (Oct. 2016)
  • Bone by Bone - Carol O'Connell (Nov. 2016)
  • The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie (Dec. 2016)
  • Little Scarlet - Walter Mosley (Jan. 2017)
  • Stagestruck - Peter Lovesey (Feb. 2017)
  • A Man Lay Dead - Ngaio Marsh (Mar. 2017)
  • Strong Poison - Dorothy L. Sayers (Apr. 2017)
  • Forty Words for Sorrow - Giles Blunt (May 2017)
  • Dead Madonna - Victoria Houston (June 2017)
  •  Random works by Earle Stanley Gardner and A.A. Fair (July 2017)
  • The Carrier - Sophie Hannah (August 2017)
  • LA Outlaws - T. Jefferson Parker (Sept. 2017)
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death - James Runcie (Oct. 2017)
  • Murder of a Beauty Shop queen - Bill Crider (Nov. 2017)
  • Skeleton Man - Tony Tillerman (Dec. 2017)
  • Spider Woman's Daughter - Anne Hillerman (Jan. 2018)
  • True Witness - Jo Bannister (Feb. 2018)
  • Bad Things Happen - Harry Dolan (Mar. 2018)
  • Spider Woman's Daughter - Anne Hillerman (Apr. 2018)
  • IQ - Joe Ide (May 2018)
  • Little Elvises - Timothy Hallinan (June 2018)
  • The Red Door - Charles Todd (July 2018)
  • Bruno, Chief of Police - Martin Walker (August 2018)
  • Slip of the Knife - Denise Mina (September 2018)
  • Murder in the rue Paradis - Cara Black (October 2018)
  • A Cold Day in Paradise - Steve Hamilton (November 2018)
  • The Dry - Jane Harper (December 2018)
  • Snowblind - Ragnar Jonasson (January/February 2019)
  • The Skeleton Road - Val McDermid (March 2019)
  • The Burglar on the Prowl - Lawrence Block (April 2019)
  • Patriot Threat - Steve Berry (May 2019)
  • A Rule Against Murder - Louise Penny (June 2019)
  • Invisible City - Julia Dahl (july 2019)
  • Havana Bay - Martin Cruz Smith (Aug. 2019)
  • Breakup - Dana Stabenow (Sept. 2019)
  • November Road - Lou Berney (Oct. 2019)
  • Atlantis Found - Clive Cussler (November 2019)
  • The Last Equation of Isaac Severy - Nova Jacobs (December 2019)
  • A Duty to the Dead - Charles Todd (January 2020)
  • The Second Life of Nick Mason - Steve Hamilton (February 2020)
  • Liar, Liar - Lisa Jackson (March 2020)
  • The Word is Murder - Anthony Horowitz (this book was not discussed due to schedule interruption from pandemic).
  • The Word is Murder - Anthony Horowitz (June 2022)
  • The Bat - Jo Nesbo (July 2022)
  • Innocent in Death - J. D. Robb (Aug. 2022)
  • Blood Money - Thomas Perry (Sep. 2022)
  • Billy Boyle: a World War II mystery - James R. Benn (Oct. 2022)
  • The Blue Last - Martha Grimes (Nov. 2022)
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs (Dec. 2022)
  • Death on the Prairie - Kathleen Ernst (Jan. 2023)
  • Figure Eight; A Northern Lakes Mystery - Jeff Nania (Feb. 2023)
  • The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman (Mar. 2023)
  • Birder Murder Mystery series - Steve Burrows (Apr. 2023)
  • The Codebreaker's Secret - Sara Ackerman (May 2023)
  • The Tin Roof Blowdown by author James Lee Burke (June 2023)
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (July 2023)
  • Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (August 2023)
  • Still Life by Louise Penny (September 2023)
  • The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron (October 2023)
  • Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson (November 2023)
  • The Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini Nagenda (December 2023)
  • Silent Bite by David Rosenfelt (January 2024)
  • Anywhere You Run by Wanda M Morris (February 2024)
  • Deep Dark Secrets by Joy Ann Ribar (March 2024)